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Los Angeles is a virtual urban forest, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture pegging the number of trees throughout the metropolitan area at about 6 million. Sometimes the foliage provides an interesting contrast to the concrete landscape.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles combine to make one of the largest seaports in the world. But looks can be deceiving. The docks are spread throughout hundreds of acres and, at times, the port appears not to be busy at all. A good spot to get some bustle of activity is near the Queen Mary, where ferries and tour boats come and go every morning in the shadows of the massive and historic ship.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Less than 20% of the electorate participated in last week's mayoral race in Los Angeles. Dwayne Coleman, left, and Sean Murphy show their support for Wendy Greuel during an election-night gathering at the L.A. Brewing Co. in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A Marine in uniform catches the eye, even if he is just part of a color guard at a South Los Angeles high school. The dress blue, red piping and bright, brass buttons cut a striking image that's hard to ignore.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

The Goodyear blimp takes off around dusk every evening. I dropped by one recent evening to see if I could match the airship's gold lettering with the sun-tinged sky.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

The exterior of a barber shop in Echo Park soaked in the afternoon sun and offered a backdrop for a picture. I waited a few minutes for something to happen and caught a woman in net stockings walking by.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Ever daydream on your daily commute home? I do and tried to capture that feeling of solitude one sometimes gets while behind the wheel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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A photographer’s assignment gets edited down for the newspaper and online. Details and moments significant to the photographer often don’t make the cut. “Outtakes” presents a selection of those images. We welcome comments and discussion.

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1 Comment

  1. August 17, 2013, 1:45 pm

    Great photos. I'm glad LAT still has a photography staff.

    By: Mac Daddy

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